Thursday, June 06, 2013

Franschhoek Artisan Food Route: Lunch at Café BonBon

Monday’s lunch menu at Cafe BonBon
The serving area is covered in the most wonderful looking cakes and some very interesting produce and wines, with the coffee machine behind it
The charming rustic dining room with the long centre table laid for our party, covered produce to try, a very special selection of bread baked in the restaurant and goodie bags for each of us
It has a beautiful vaulted thatched roof and lots of art on all the walls
A view of the garden which will be nice to sit in when the weather improves
The restaurant also has another charming room at the back. This would make a very nice venue for a small country wedding or other celebration
We hear from the manageress about their food and produce
And meet their young chef Tijn (Constantijn) Handek
who told us about his passion for food and using local produce
The stunning selection of breads for us to try
One has a picture of the farm’s Rooster, Hendrik, on the bread
Farm butter, plum chutney and herb butter
makataan konfyt, citrus relish and a shimeji mushroom relish
Preserved green figs, and two other relishes
And three more
We drank some 2012 Rosatre Rosé with the Thai curry and Boekenhoutskloof Wolftrap Red with the pork belly
Roasted pork belly
Thai green curry with chicken
Some managed dessert but not us.  This is a chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream


















On the road back into Franschhoek, we passed this disaster – Oh dear, someone needs parking lessons!
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2013
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